Thursday, July 25, 2013

ATC Swap for The Cat's Pajamas

Hi friends! Just wanted to pop by and show you my first ever ATCs! (Artist Trading Cards). I had never made ATCs before I joined in this swap, but it sounded fun, and I am so excited to get 10 different ones back! :) Some friends over at the Cat's Pajamas Splitcoaststampers Page decided to do this. I am so glad I decided to play along!  I am still in Vegas, but be prepared when I get back, I have LOTS to show you!! :)

Since I had never made one before, and they are tiny, I thought I'd give one a go before I made a whole set. This was my first try.....

It's cute, but I wasn't just exactly what I had in mind.... I wanted something more summery, using more recent stamps, and brighter colors. Also I could see that shipping 10 little "nest cards" could turn into a real pain without crushing them! So this one stayed in my personal collection. Maybe I will add it to a card sometime, or maybe I'll just keep it as a keepsake of my first ever ATC.

A few things I had to consider was that I wanted to make something that I had 10 identical embellishments for. Additionally, while I didn't mind them having a little bulk/dimension, I wanted something that I could package nicely in a small bag so they will be protected until their new owners receive them. ;)

Once I came up with this one, I felt like this was exactly the kind of thing I'd been working towards! I used the following stamp set, Summer Sentiments:

and I used the following CutUps: Wave, and the "surfboard" is the oval from the Circus Panels CutUps. I had those little arrow clips in my stash, and some washi in fun summer colors sets it off nicely, I think. 

That's all for me until I get back from VEGAS, babies! Check out the paper & ICE facebook page to see some of the fun things I found at CHA. 

hugs, Noelle

1 comment:

Katie Ann Brooks said...

They are both cute, but agreed that this one with less dimension is perfect for this! I love trades, they are super fun! :)